AIIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi announced on Friday that his party would contest the Bihar assembly elections in alliance with Devendra Prasad Yadav’s Samajwadi Janata Dal (Democratic).
He said the alliance would defeat the NDA and give a lesson to the Congress and other “so-called” political parties.
“We welcome this decision. Of course, it will be a challenge to participate in the elections during the epidemic, but AIIMIM is ready for it. Devendra Prasad Yadav’s Samajwadi Janata Dal (Democratic) with the Majlis will contest the Bihar elections under the United Democratic Secular Alliance.” Inshallah, we will not only defeat the Nitish-Modi duo, we will also teach the Congress and other so-called secular parties, “he tweeted.
The Bihar Assembly elections will be held in three phases on October 28, and on November 3 and polling, and the counting of votes will be held on November 10.
In the 2015 Assembly polls, the JDU, RJD and Congress fought the elections together under the banner of Mahagathbandhan. On the other hand, the BJP-led NDA fought the elections with the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and other allies.
The RJD emerged as the single largest party with 70 seats in the election, followed by the JDU () 1 and the BJP (53). However, the BJP has the highest vote share (24.42 per cent), followed by the RJD at 18.35 per cent and the JDU at 1.83 per cent.
After the election, a rift arose between the JDU and RJD in 2014, which led Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to sever ties with the BJP-led NDA and rejoin to retain power in Bihar.
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